§ Mr. Anderson
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many Board of Trade factories and extensions he has approved in Wales since November, 1964; and what the comparable totals were for the period 1st April, 1960 to 31st October, 1964.
§ Mr. Crosland
Since November, 1964, 74 new Board of Trade factories and extensions in Wales have been approved. The total area involved is 2,526,000 sq. ft. and this space is almost exactly divided between new factories and extensions. Included in these figures are 34 advance factories with a total area of 580,000 sq. ft.
Between 1st April, 1960 and 31st October, 1964, the comparable figures 238W were 34 new factories and extensions totalling 514,000 sq. ft. of which 5 were advance factories totalling 73,800 sq. ft.